Who doesn’t know the ‘Stranger Things’ series? Netflix caused an international sensation when it released the award-winning series in 2016, and now season 4 of the series is due out in a few months. Talking about Stranger Things, you must be familiar with the character Eleven, a teenage girl who has psychokinetic abilities and has been used as an experiment at Hawkins National Laboratory, until an incident occurred which caused a hole to open from the monster dimension to the human dimension.
The character ‘Eleven’ is beautifully played by Millie Bobby Brown, who turns sixteen on February 19 this year. Thanks to his role, Millie Bobby Brown received a number of awards at various events, ranging from Best Actor and Best Performance at the MTV Movie and TV Awards, nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series at the SAG Award, and Emmy Nomination at the age of 13 in Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.
But did you know that Millie Bobby Brown has been in acting since she was very young? Curious who among the cast and crew of Stranger Things are closest to Millie? We’ve rounded up fun facts about El, short for Eleven, aka Millie Bobby Brown, the talented young girl.
1. Started his acting career at the age of nine
Millie Bobby Brown was born in Marbella, Spain, to parents of English descent. They moved back to England when Millie was four years old, and then moved to Orlando when little Millie wanted to take performing arts classes. She has starred in several commercials from Disney until one day, a talent scout sees Millie’s talent and recruits her to Los Angeles. At the age of nine, she starred in two episodes of ABC’s Once Upon a Time in Wonderland as ‘young Alice’.
Not long ago, he returned to the UK and was involved in a BBC show called Intruders, when he got an invitation to audition for casting for Stranger Things in 2016. After several stages, Matt and Ross Duffer, creators of the Stranger Things series, cast Millie as Eleven, the main character. Millie also decided to live in Atlanta, which is the shooting location for Stranger Things.
2. Entered the TIME 100 Influential People List and became the youngest UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador
In 2018, just in time for World Children’s Day, Millie was announced as UNICEF’s youngest Goodwill Ambassador. She uses her platform to raise awareness about the importance of children’s rights and issues affecting young people, such as lack of access to education, safe places to play and learn, and the impact of violence, oppression and poverty.
Not only that, Millie was also included in the TIME 100 List of Influential People released by TIME magazine in 2018. She is the youngest person ever on the list. Other notable figures on the list include Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and rapper Cardi B.
3. Released a beauty brand called Florence by Mills
In August 2019, Millie released a beauty brand, which she named Florence by Mills. As a public figure, Millie often finds it difficult to find makeup and skincare that is suitable for the skin of teenagers like herself. For this reason, Florence by Mills is specifically aimed at teenagers who want to look beautiful and healthy. Florence by Mills is extremely safe because it is dermatologist tested, sulfate free, paraben free, cruelty free, and vegan. Apart from that, the products are also suitable for all skin types.
Even so, Millie admits that she has never planned to release her own cosmetic product, more towards her creative style. When asked if he had been planning this cosmetic product for a long time, he said that he always knew that he loved creating, whatever it was.
4. Very familiar with the Crew Head of the Stranger Things Hair Department
When Millie got the role of Eleven, her mother had doubts because Millie had to shave her hair. However, in her interview with Variety, Millie admitted that when her hair was cut, she felt very empowered.
“When I have hair, I can hide my face in the strands of my hair. But when my hair was cut, I looked in the mirror and realized that my face was the only focus of attention. Shaving your head is very beneficial. You are beautiful with or without hair. No problem, “said Millie.
On set, Millie was especially close to Sarah Hindsgall, Crew Chief of the Stranger Things Hair Department, who cut her hair in the first season of Stranger Things. He even had time to upload a photo with Sarah and call her his second mother.
“This is a happy birthday post for my second mother. I really love this woman. I love sharing my mornings, getting ready, and having eleven o’clock ready with you. I like drinking coffee with you. I love to laugh with you and share lunch while cuddling on the couch… Thank you for being such an amazing person and being such a significant person in my life. Love you to the moon and back, Momma Sarah, ”wrote Millie in the photo caption she uploaded last July 2018.
In addition, Millie also has a very close platonic relationship with fellow castmate Noah Schnapp, who plays Will in the series. He and Noah are peers who often do activities together outside of everyday acting. In addition, Millie also saw Finn Wolfhard as “advisor,” Gaten Matarazzo as “entertainer,” and Caleb McLaughlin, who was two and a half years her senior, as “the protective brother.”
5. The highest paid actress on Stranger Things
The young star had received an initial contract letter regarding Millie’s salary for the hit TV show. Netflix pays USD 25,000 per episode of the third season of Stranger Things for Millie. However, as previously reported, the main cast of the hit horror series renegotiated their contracts after season two to better reflect the series’ new status. Where the series became a shocking hit beyond previous expectations and can even be said to be a bona fide pop-culture phenomenon in all circles, especially teenagers. That meant a huge salary increase for the major players, and Millie was said to be the biggest of them all. That’s because of Millie’s growing popularity and her fantastic portrayal as Eleven on Stranger Things.
Instead of only making USD 25,000 per episode, which increased by around USD 1,000 during the second season for the young actress, reports even claimed that Millie Bobby Brown would receive around USD 350,000 per episode. That means that over nine episodes this season, Millie will make an estimated $ 3.15 million in pay. A very big increase from the USD225,000 he made after the previous season.
6. He likes rap
Young actress Millie Bobby Brown gave a surprise at the Maroon 5 concert at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville in 2018. The Stranger Things star appeared when the band led by Adam Levine performed the hit song ‘Girls Like You’, which we all know starred Millie as one of the girls in the music video with Ellen, Jennifer Lopez, Rita Ora, Gal Gadot, and many. again. Millie took part in singing Cardi B’s rap part of the song.
On several occasions such as the October 2017 episode of Tonight’s Show With Jimmy Fallon, he rapped as a recap of the first season of Stranger Things, and audiences quickly went wild. Looks like he has all the talents.
What do you think of Millie after reading these facts? It cannot be denied, Mille Bobby Brown is a bright future talent who has many ideas on his mind. We’re definitely curious about what he’s up to next!